No adults want to wear metal braces for months or even years. Because of this, the popularity of invisible braces has increased significantly in recent years. However, invisible braces still require multiple office visits over an extended period of time. As a result, more and more cosmetic dentistry patients are choosing porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of crooked or gapped teeth, without the time and hassle of actually straightening the teeth. Veneers are ultra-thin slices of porcelain that are custom-fitted to cover your natural teeth. Time is the greatest benefit in choosing porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your crooked teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be permanently applied in just two office visits. During your first visit, you will be fitted for veneers and your teeth will be roughed so that the veneers will bond better. During the second, your veneers can be applied and you will leave the office with a beautiful new smile.
"Most patients do not even realize that porcelain veneers are an option for repairing crooked teeth," comments Boca Raton cosmetic dentist Kenneth Mogell. "Patients tend to think that their only choices are to live with crooked teeth, or to deal with braces. As a result, most adults choose crooked teeth because they are unhappy and self-conscious about them."
The benefits of porcelain veneers are more than just aesthetic. Crooked teeth can increase the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis. Crooked teeth may also interfere with the occlusion, or bite, of your jaw. This can lead to muscle aches as well as headaches and migraines. Porcelain veneers can prevent these problems while relieving you of headaches and muscle aches.
Porcelain veneers look, feel, and function the same as your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are a simple solution to several dental problems. If you have crooked teeth that you want to fix without the hassle of braces, you should speak to a cosmetic dentist today.